Irene Halforty


Irene is a commercial and regulatory lawyer in the Sydney office of Webb Henderson.

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Irene is a commercial and regulatory lawyer in the Sydney office of Webb Henderson. Her focus on the telecommunications, media and technology sector.

Irene has worked extensively in advising on various aspects of technology projects, communications technologies and communications service supply,and undertaking compliance audits in relation toprivacy, cyber security, data governance, communications, and telecommunications obligations. 

In the telco sector, Irene has extensive knowledge of, and experience advising on a range of telco legislation and regulations, including Telco and TIA Acts security, confidentiality and disclosure obligations, Telco Sector Security Reforms, Assistance and Access Act, Special Access Undertaking, and the NBN Companies Act. 

She has also advised on, and drafted, wholesale supply terms for nbn and has considered contractual and regulatory models adopted by large-scale telco providers within Australia and other jurisdictions.

Irene has experience in large multi-party negotiations, having drafted and negotiated an industry code of practice for data governance with key industry, government, regulators and consumer group stakeholders. She is recognised for her innovative thinking to effectively navigate regulatory restrictions and to structure novel arrangements that allow companies to exploit new data and IP commercialisation opportunities, negotiating and drafting commercial agreements, and protecting and enforcing IP rights. Irene is appointed to the Law Society of NSW Privacy & Data Law Committee and is the Co Vice Chair of the Communications, Entertainment and Technology Law Committee (NSW Young Lawyers).

Irene was first admitted to practice in 2016 in New South Wales.